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Duterte tells Japan his China visit was just economics

The American troops are in the Philippines as part of a long-term military alliance. Abe, for his part, said he welcomed Duterte's efforts to improve Manila's ties with Beijing and - noting the South China Sea issue was one of global interest - said the two leaders had agreed on the importance of settling maritime disputes peacefully.

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Clinton to outspend Trump by $20M in final week of campaign

This 4-point difference comes after both campaigns have had an active week in MI. TRUMP V CLINTON Who is winning the US Presidential Election 2016? As the candidates jostle for supremacy in the handful of battleground states that will decide Tuesday's election, two of the biggest prizes on the electoral map, Florida and North Carolina, are now dead heats, according to RealClearPolitics poll aggregates.

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EU criticizes detention of Kurdish politicians

The Diyarbakir governor's office said the PKK, claimed the attack, which Anadolu said was carried out with a minibus laden with a ton of explosives. Demitras has been charged with "membership of an armed group", a reference to the PKK, while Yuksekdag is charged with making "terror propoganda" for the group, Abadolu reports.

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Clinton, Trump target different Americas in final push

However, Trump is leading in two of the three largest swing states, Florida and OH, which carry a combined xx Electoral College votes , while a poll from LA Times/USC Tracking also shows the GOP nominee leading by four points, on 47 to Clinton's 43 points, according to Real Clear Politics .

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Rebels intensify battle against Syrian government's siege in Aleppo

A lobby of missiles on that part of the city killed 12 civilians on Thursday, state media said. The so-called "humanitarian pause" is the second time Russian Federation and the Syrian government have said passages are open for evacuations, but their last unilateral ceasefire in October ended with nearly no-one leaving over three days.

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Random citizens can contest your voting right in many states

In some states voters could find themselves on the defensive if someone decides to challenge their right to vote on Election Day. Despite news reports , Pennsylvania does not allow absentee voters to change votes. In 2014, a low turnout election without the presidential race on the ballot, just under 150,000 Minnesotans cast absentee and mail ballots. "Smith County voters who can not obtain one of the seven approved forms of photo identification now have additional options at the polls", Ms.

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New Hampton University poll shows Virginia voters shifting from Clinton to Trump

The latest poll was taken amid last Friday's news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reviewing new emails that could provide additional information into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. Pennsylvania women likely voters back Clinton 56 - 36 percent, outweighing Trump's 51 - 39 percent lead among men. In October, Clinton voters and Trump voters were equally enthusiastic about their candidate, but that is not true now.

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China's 'Monkey King' Picks Trump as Next US President

From there, Trump needs just a bit more to push him over the edge, and if he wins New Hampshire , plus Maine's second congressional district, this would put him at exactly 270, and he would win the election. In Pittsburgh, a city where one in three people is not white, Clinton hammered Trump as "someone who demeans women, mocks people with disabilities, insults African-Americans and Latinos and demonizes immigrants and Muslims".

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Clinton, Trump stage rallies as race narrows

More so, President Barack Obama has urged Democrats of all ethnic backgrounds to get out and vote for Hillary Clinton, warning that the fate of the USA republic - and the world - is at stake. Democrats appear favored to take back seats in Illinois, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, with the possibility of also gaining seats in New Hampshire, North Carolina and Indiana.

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Clinton accuses Trump of appealing to hatred; he disparages her honesty

Trump has made the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into a main feature of his stump speeches, mentioning it at every rally as part of his case against Clinton as "Crooked Hillary". First of all the state of new Hampshire, now at a tie. "He has spent this entire campaign offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters", Clinton said, singling out Trump's endorsement from the official newspaper of the Ku Klux Klan and noting he has retweeted messages from white supremacists.

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Turkish court 'places leaders of pro-Kurdish party under arrest'

The EU and many of its 28 member states have also warned Turkey that any re-introduction of the death penalty would immediately scupper its already very hard EU membership talks. Turkish pro-Kurdish opposition lawmaker Imam Tascıer wrote on Twitter later on Friday that he had also been detained, becoming the 12th lawmaker arrested in the crackdown.

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Huma Abedin Pleas Ignorance of New Emails, Points to Weiner

That's even assuming the emails they find on the laptop are classified emails. "That's a good question". "There is a norm that when there are investigations, we don't operate on innuendo and we don't operate on incomplete information and we don't operate on leaks", he said in an interview with NowThis.

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Company begins excavating pipeline after leak

Five ranking members of panels dealing with energy, transportation, infrastructure, pipelines and investigations released a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Wednesday seeking the review. "We were just beginning to recover from the gas price hikes we saw from the pipeline closure in September", said Garrett Townsend, an AAA spokesman in Georgia.

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EU condemns arrest of pro-Kurdish MPs

Authorities say that they have been going after anyone suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, a US-based religious leader accused of orchestrating the coup attempt, as well as the outlawed armed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). NTV television said both were accused of spreading propaganda for the PKK, and Demirtas of provoking violence in deadly protests in October 2014.

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Irresponsible Rahul Gandhi "exploiting" soldier's death, says Jaitley

OROP enables retired soldiers of the same rank and the same length of service get the same pension, irrespective of when they retired. For the first time, the finance minister said, the NDA government accepted the OROP demand with the provision for reviewing the pension every five years.

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Clinton: 'Do any of us have a place in Trump's America?'

The two candidates are now tied in Florida and North Carolina , and Clinton's lead in MI has narrowed so much that the state is too close to call. But the late focus on MI, which has not received extensive attention from Clinton during the campaign , underscored Democratic concerns that Trump was gaining in a state that hasn't backed a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.

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What-if game: Cowboys face Browns with surprising Prescott

That game kept the Cowboys at the top of the NFC East and two games ahead of the next team in the division. The Cleveland Browns fell to 0-8 after dropping a 31-28 heartbreaker to the New York Jets. He spoke about uniqueness of having both quarterbacks active and ready to play in a game real soon. The Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys will play on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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26 civilians dead in Afghan raid killing 2 U.S. troops

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation declined to identify the Americans killed, pending notification of their next of kin. "Our service members were doing their part to help the Afghans secure their own country while protecting our homeland from those who would do us harm", Carter said in a statement.

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Trumps throws a shocker at Hillary

She also waded into a local sheriff's race getting national attention, backing Democrat Paul Penzone in the race for Maricopa County sheriff, a post held by immigration hardliner Joe Arpaio. It's a conscious choice her campaign says is necessary as polls tighten ahead of next Tuesday's election. His campaign sees the latter in particular as an opportunity to reinforce questions about Clinton's trustworthiness and remind voters that sending Clinton to the White House could lead to the ...

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Appeals court to revisit Arizona ballot collection law

In 2012, almost 11,000 ballots were disqualified. A U.S. District Court judge is considering another effort by Democrats that challenges Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan's decision not to extend voter registration by a day even though it fell on Columbus Day.

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Turkey jails Kurdish party co-leaders

The crackdown against pro-Kurdish politicians has intensified after a failed coup in July. "This is a dark day not only for our party but for all of Turkey and the region as it means the end of democracy in Turkey", the HDP said, vowing not to surrender to these "dictatorial policies".

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Type I diabetes patients to get more free testing sticks

Every five minutes, two people die of diabetes-related causes while 14 are diagnosed with the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. It is important to bring awareness to this chronic disease and dispel stereotypes, myths, and misinformation around diabetes, says a University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator.

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Injured S.Africa paceman Steyn out of Australia series

He failed to get the decision overturned and cost his side their second and last decision review, a move which came back to haunt them when Peter Nevill (23) appeared to be incorrectly given out caught by umpire Dar. "He doesn't think too much, he keeps it very, very simple and in the nicest possible way - I'm not being condescending at all - he literally doesn't think too much about the game".

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Philippine leader wary of nuclear energy over safety issues

Ramos has pilloried Duterte's foreign policy following multiple profane tirades in which Duterte has vowed to cut ties with the United States and become "best friends" with the leaders of China and Russian Federation. Duterte, who has already spoken out against the United States for criticizing the extra-judicial killings in his anti-narcotics campaign that has killed more than 2,300 people, is not backing down.

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Turkey detains 11 pro-Kurdish MPs, including party co-chairs

The lawmakers were arrested after "failing to appear for a summons to testify as part of a counter-terrorism investigation", Anadolu state news agency reported. "Again. Now HDP members of parliament are being detained". Anadolu said 10 people were detained in Ankara, five in Antalya and seven in Istanbul. A fragile ceasefire collapsed a year ago and at least 700 state security personnel and thousands of Kurdish militants have been killed since then, according to Anadolu.

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United States 'deeply concerned' about Turkish arrests of lawmakers

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag are formally arrested and detained pending trial. Hundreds of charges were filed against HDP lawmakers following the lifting of immunity, including "disseminating terrorist propaganda" to "membership in an armed terrorist organization".

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Iraq forces seize Mosul districts from IS

Mosul is the last major urban center under ISIS control in Iraq, and it was there that al-Baghdadi made a speech declaring a "caliphate" in 2014. The US-led coalition estimates the number of IS fighters holed up in Mosul at 3 000 to 5 000 and has warned the battle of Mosul could be long and hard.

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Race Tightening, Trump Campaigning in NH Friday

A new report by "ABC News" points to 11-senate races to watch for where many are toss-ups, with more certainty for Republicans over Democrats where Democrats have at least one solid chance in IL and a lighter lead in Wisconsin, which according a recent discussion on the "PBS NewsHour" with Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Gerald Seib of "The Wall Street Journal " say both parties are now flooding money into among others.

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Election battleground map becomes clearer with five days to go

The location of Kaine's speech was notable - Arizona is a reliably Republican state but could be competitive this year, in part because of motivated Latino voters who are turned off by GOP nominee Donald Trump's rhetoric. In the days leading up to the election, Clinton is ahead slightly in the two states. Early voting in North Carolina shows a 5 percentage point drop in ballots from black voters from 2012.

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2 more Clinton emails classified at lowest level

But Clinton's emails woes have moved far beyond this highly-controlled process of releasing official correspondence from her private server. "The original sources of the Podesta emails are Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and his correspondents", Assange said in a statement.

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U.S. election 2016: Battlegrounds targeted as polls tighten

His children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, also rallied voters in the state this week. The two presidential candidates are now tied in Florida and North Carolina , and Clinton's lead in MI has narrowed so much that the state is too close to call.

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New US ambassador to the Philippines sworn in

Kim promptly bungled his first greeting of " Mabuhay " and was corrected by his Filipino-American audience. Mr Duterte's anti-American tirades stem largely from USA criticisms over the thousands of extrajudicial killings by police and vigilantes that have blighted his anti- crime drive.

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Melania Trump vows to combat bullying on social media as first lady

But scores of people criticised her speech , calling her anti-bullying stance at odds with her husband's aggressive manner and presence on Twitter throughout the U.S. Read: The Ego Will Be Televised: Has Donald Trump Laid the Groundwork for New Media Network? Cooper inquired why Melania is zeroing in on childhood bullies while not realizing that her fully-grown husband acts worse than the kid who steals your lunch money on the playground.

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Suspected Des Moines cop killer in custody

Police officials report that the two officers, Urbandale Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines police Sgt. Anthony Beminio, were both taken by surprise in their patrol cars and had no opportunity to defend themselves. USA media said he died after being taken to the hospital. He says investigations have yet to speak with Greene. Investigators are still trying to determine a possible motive for Wednesdays shootings.

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Melania Trump: Ending social media bullying would be focus as first lady

If Melania Trump is first lady, she'll focus efforts on putting an end to bullying on social media. Mrs Trump said: "We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other". "I'm an immigrant, and no one values the freedoms and opportunities of America more than me", she said. Melania said she is particularly anxious when it comes to the bullying children face in the schoolyard and on the Internet.


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